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April 13, 2024
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NIA conducts raids at 50 locations across 6 states, amid Canada-India tensions”

“Indian Government also takes stringent measures against Khalistani terrorists and supporters”

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing tensions between Canada-India, the Indian government has now started taking strict action against the nexus of Khalistani terrorists’ and those who provide them with support.

According to the report, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday raided at over 50 locations across six states including Punjab, Haryana, Delhi-NCR, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.

These operations are primarily focused on individuals associated with the Lawrence Bishnoi, Bambiha gang, and Arsh Dalla gang. Prior to this, similar raids had already taken place in various parts of Punjab. During the raid, the NIA detained gangster-turned-terrorist Arsh Dala’s aide, Sunder alias Jora, from Punjab’s Ferozepur. Jora will be questioned in Chandigarh.

On Wednesday morning, NIA conducted a raid in the Takhtpura village of Moga district in Punjab, targeting the residence of a liquor contractor. It was revealed that Arsh Dalla had demanded extortion money from this contractor, who had, in fact, complied by providing a sum of money. According to insider sources, the NIA is conducting these raids as part of their ongoing investigation into this specific case. Simultaneously, another raid occurred at a gun store located in the Bajpur police station area of Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand. Furthermore, a separate raid was carried out at a residence in Clementtown, Dehradun. Dehradun Police has confirmed that the NIA is actively conducting raids at multiple locations.

Sources with the NIA said Khalistani and gangster elements based in other countries were funding overground workers in India through hawala channels for drugs and weapons.

Sources also said the probe agency received inputs on the Khalistani-ISI and gangster nexus.

In recent times, the NIA had publicly disclosed information concerning 43 individuals associated with a gangster network having ties to Canada. The NIA has made an earnest appeal to the general public, urging anyone with information about these individuals to come forward and share it with them. This collaborative effort will enable the Central Government to take these individuals into custody. The NIA is particularly interested in gathering information about the properties owned by these gangsters, as well as details about their friends, relatives, and business associates.

The NIA has also released the names and information of wanted criminals, including Lawrence Bishnoi, Jasdeep Singh Kala Jatheri, also known as Sandeep, Virendra Pratap, alias Kala Rana, and Joginder Singh. The NIA has revealed that many of these accused have fled India and are currently hiding in Canada. These coordinated raids are being conducted at locations linked to these individuals across Delhi-NCR, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh.

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